I hope you're enjoying Read an eBook Week! I've been busy putting the finishing touches on the third book in the Heaven Knows trilogy.
It's called Angel's Shadow and it's a little darker and more intense than the previous two books. The characters struggle with some pretty challenging issues but as always there is romance, drama and a few funny moments.
It's not quite ready for release just yet. I've still got run through it one last time to check for those elusive typos but here's a little teaser from the first chapter...
My finger was shaking as I typed the number into my phone. Fear was consuming me but I knew this was something I had to do and it really couldn't wait. I hit dial and waited for an answer. The phone rang three times before someone picked up. I tried to speak but my mouth was dry. I coughed to clear my throat, I could barely bring myself to say the words.
"Hi, my name is Angel Denby. I'd like to make an appointment for a termination, please." My voice sounded squeaky and strange.
"Certainly. Have you had the pregnancy confirmed?" the receptionist asked me.
"Yes, my GP ran a test and it was positive," I replied.
"And how far along are you?"
"OK, would 9:45 on Tuesday morning be suitable for you?"
"Yeah, that's great. Thank you."
I sighed in relief. I felt so shaky, my knees gave way and I collapsed onto the sofa in my apartment. I was so scared. I didn't want to be doing this but I had no choice. I took a deep breath and tried to calm myself down. I hardly had chance to collect my thoughts before the apartment door opened.
"So this is where you've been hiding!" said Miles as he walked in carrying our one year old daughter, Scarlet, in his arms. I reached across the coffee table and quickly closed the lid of my laptop so Miles wouldn't see the abortion clinic website on the screen.
"Mumum!" Scarlet babbled and held her arms out to me. I smiled and took her from Miles.
"So how was toddlers?" I asked.
"It was good. Scarlet was running around with a dolls pram most of the time, weren't you? She had her juice and a biscuit but she wasn't brave enough to try the slide."
"Aw, never mind Scarlet, maybe next week, eh?" I said, kissing her head. She gave me a big cheeky grin. I smiled back at her. She was such a happy baby. I loved being a mum to her, which made what I was doing even harder, but there was no way I could let this pregnancy continue. The sooner it was over the better.